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affect
An outward manifestation of a person's feelings or emotions.
anxiety
A state or feeling of apprehension, uneasiness, agitation, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of some threat or danger.
behavioral emergency
A change in mood or behavior that cannot be tolerated by the involved person or others and that requires immediate attention.
delusions
Persistent beliefs or perceptions held by a person despite evidence that refutes them (i.e., false beliefs).
depression
A mood disturbance characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.
dyskinesia
An impairment of the ability to execute voluntary movements; often an adverse effect of prolonged use of antipsychotic medications.
hallucinations
The apparent perception of sights, sounds, and other sensory phenomena that are not actually present.
mania
A mood disorder characterized by extreme excitement, hyperactivity, agitation, and sometimes violent and self-destructive behavior.
mental status examination
An evaluation tool that includes an assessment of appearance and behavior, speech and language, emotional stability, and cognitive abilities.
paranoia
A condition characterized by an elaborate, overly suspicious system of thinking.
psychosis
Maladaptive behavior involving major distortions of reality.
schizophrenia
A group of disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of psychotic behavior.
bacterial tracheitis
A bacterial infection of the upper airway and subglottic trachea.
shunt
A tube or device surgically implanted in the body to redirect bofy fluid from one cavity or vessel to another.
sudden infant death syndrome
The unexpected and sudden death of an apparently normal and healthy infant that occurs during sleep.